Michael N. Morea

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New York City Amends Earned Sick Time Act

As we previously reported, last summer the New York City Council passed the Earned Sick Time Act (the “Act”), requiring businesses with at least 20 employees to provide employees with five paid sick days (i.e. 40 hours) per...more

3/14/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs to Have and Update its Employee Handbook

Employee handbooks are crucial to protect a business from needless lawsuits and assist with smooth business operations. Nevertheless, many employers fail to either implement a handbook or update an existing one. Attached...more

12/4/2013 - Compliance Employee Handbooks Employer Liability Issues Training

New York Department Of Labor Issues Final Wage Deduction Regulations

As we previously posted, last year New York amended New York Labor Law §193 (“NYLL”) to expand the scope of permissible deductions an employer may make from an employee’s paycheck. Even though the amendments became effective...more

10/28/2013 - DOL Overpayment Wage Advances Wage Deductions Wages

New York City Council Passes Paid Sick Leave Legislation Over Mayor’s Veto

On June 27, 2013, the New York City Council passed a law that will require certain employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The bill was overwhelmingly passed by a 47-4 vote over the veto of Mayor Michael...more

7/2/2013 - Local Ordinance Medical Leave Municipalities New Legislation Paid Leave

U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Model Notices Of Health Insurance Options

By October 1, 2013, most employers will be required to provide their current employees and new hires with notices of health insurance options. The notice is required to, among other things, inform employees of the existence...more

5/22/2013 - Affordable Care Act DOL FLSA Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Notice Requirements Pay or Play

New York City Prohibits Discrimination Against The Unemployed

On March 13, 2013, the New York City Council overrode Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of legislation prohibiting New York City employers from discriminating against unemployed job applicants. In so doing, New York City joins New...more

3/22/2013 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Unemployment Discrimination

Department Of Labor Expands Military Protections Of FMLA

On February 6, 2013, the Department of Labor announced a final rule that will expand protection for military service members’ families under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The final rule, which can be found here,...more

2/14/2013 - Active Duty DOL Final Rules FMLA Military Leave Military Service Members Qualifying Exigency Leave Veterans

It’s Time For Employers To Update Their FCRA Forms

By January 1, 2013, employers who conduct background checks on applicants or employees will be required to use the updated Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) forms. ...more

12/13/2012 - Background Checks FCRA

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